Melted and Tossed Monsters

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R was 15 months old at the time of this activity

Book: 

If You’re a Monster and you Know It by Rebecca Emberley: To kick off Monster Week, we read “If You’re a Monster and You Know It”.  It’s a super fun book that you can easily add actions to.  The scholastic website has the song form of the book available for download for free.  R enjoyed listening to it off of the computer and doing the actions with me.  We listened to the recording all week and R would always stop to dance along and do the actions with me.  Her favourite part was wiggling her warts (we’d scrunch our nose up and wiggle it).

Activity:

1. Slime Monster

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R really enjoyed the texture of the slime or oobleck I made for her.  It was made with 2 parts cornstarch 1 part water plus some drops of green and blue food colouring.  The slime is hard when you press it, but will pour out of your hands. I added sticks and big googley eyes as “monster” components to R’s invitation to play.  She enjoyed digging at the slime and poking it with her finMy husband and I had a lot of fun playing along with her!

Extension Activities:
a. Use this slime recipe to discuss non-Neutonian liquids and how it demonstrates both the properties of a solid and a liquid.

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